3 Dec 2018

Do I Need To X-ray My Foot?

Do I Need To X-ray My Foot?

“My foot is sore and difficult to walk on, should get an x-ray?” I can’t count the amount of times I’ve had this question as a whether it’s at the clinic or friends asking over dinner or at the pub. Foot pain is really frustrating because it’s easily aggravated by your everyday activities. But on […]

14 Nov 2018

Ligaments And Tendons – How Are They Different?

Ligaments And Tendons – How Are They Different?

Ligaments and Tendons are both are both types of connective tissue within our body that contribute to the way we move. The role that they play however is very different and therefore the treatment that is needed when they are injured differs too. Ligaments: Ligaments are made of a fibrous connective tissue that acts like […]

12 Oct 2018

Three Ways To Look After Our Bone Health

Three Ways To Look After Our Bone Health

Our bones are a living organ which provide our body with a hard skeleton giving us shape, structure and protection to our internal organs. These bones are made up of both collagen and calcium giving both the flexibility and strength that we need to move. They are constantly remodelling themselves, both breaking down old bone […]

22 Aug 2018

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Your Biceps

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Your Biceps

Summer is fast approaching and, as the adage goes…Sun’s out, guns out. Your biceps are an important feature in any body-building physique and men especially have been fascinated with their biceps for thousands of years (see all ancient Greek statues ever built). But what exactly is this all important muscle and what is it’s functional […]

14 Aug 2018

ACL Reconstruction: The Pros And Cons Of Graft Choice

ACL Reconstruction: The Pros And Cons Of Graft Choice

The overall aim of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is to restore stability to the knee preventing the forwards movement of the shin bone on the thigh bone and to provide rotational stability. In an ideal world the chosen graft should recreate the anatomical, structural and functional properties of the original ACL. There are […]

1 Aug 2018

ACL Rupture – Do I Need Surgery?

ACL Rupture – Do I Need Surgery?

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture get a lot of coverage in elite sport and can take players out of action for a whole season. At this high level an ACL reconstruction is performed quickly to ensure a rapid return to the players chosen sport. However, is this necessary for the rest of us? Just to […]

2 May 2018

Four Ways To Manage Knee Osteoarthritis

Four Ways To Manage Knee Osteoarthritis

About 2.1 million Australians are estimated to have Osteoarthritis with a higher prevalence in females. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but the most common are the knees, hips, fingers and the big toe. Knee osteoarthritis affects the hinge joint where our thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) meet to form our knee. This seemingly […]

18 Apr 2018

Wear And Tear Of Your Joints

Wear and tear, also often known as Osteoarthritis or degeneration, is a very common condition affecting the joints. The bones that form our joints are covered in a smooth tissue called cartilage. When a joint develops arthritis, this cartilage becomes thinner and its surface roughened. The bone underneath this cartilage becomes thicker and the bone […]

5 Apr 2018

Shoulder Instability

Let’s first consider a normal shoulder. It is an amazingly mobile joint that allows us to reach high above our head but also allows us to reach right up behind our back. This large and varied range of motion is enabled by a ball and socket joint formed between the top of your arm bone […]

14 Mar 2018

Stop Stretching Your Insertional Tendinopathy!

Lack of stretching can cause injury, and often people think the cure for that injury is to stretch it out. Well, I am here to tell you that not all injuries benefit from stretching. In fact, some are actually made a lot worse by stretching. Insertional tendinopathy is one example of an injury that is […]